Dynamic Analysis of 650 W Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Rotor System Supported by Radial Permanent Magnet Bearings

Gireesha R. Chalageri, Siddappa I. Bekinal, Mrityunjay Doddamani

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive dynamic analysis of a 650 W vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) rotor system, focusing on the impact of radial permanent magnet bearings (PMBs) on its performance. Through optimization of PMB capacity and stiffness using multi-ring radially magnetized stack structures, the study explores their influence on modal frequency, vibration amplitude, and system stability. The research progresses through steps, initially analyzing the rotor system with deep groove ball bearings (DGBs), considering the bearing span length, and transitioning to a hybrid bearing set (HBS) with PMBs. Ultimately, the rotor system entirely relies on radial PMBs, as investigated through finite element analysis (FEA). The results reveal significant improvements in critical speeds (5.75–9.81 percent higher than operational speeds), emphasizing the influence of bearing stiffness on system dynamics and stability. The study’s insights offer valuable contributions to the understanding and design optimization of VAWT rotor systems supported by PMBs, enhancing the efficiency and reliability of wind energy conversion systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number56
JournalEngineering Proceedings
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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